What are DCPS’ SY2022 Covid-19 Plans?

First day of school is 18 days away and we all have lots of Qs about Covid-19 safety. Here’s what DC Health, OSSE and DCPS have shared… : If you’re eligible, get vaccinated! https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated  DC Health Guidance (August 6, 2021)  https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/COVID-19_DC_Health_Guidance_For_Schools_Reopening_080621.pdf Helpful thread re OSSE tech call  https://twitter.com/wperkinsDC/status/1425506072660516878?s=20 DCPS presentation (no Q&A) https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/parent-university/parent-university-getting-my-child-ready-for-school-this-year/ DCPS Q&A (unfortunatelyContinue reading “What are DCPS’ SY2022 Covid-19 Plans?”

Beth Bacon FRESHFARM Foodprints Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Thank you to the Charis for convening this hearing to examine critical education issues post-pandemic. My name is Beth Bacon. I am a Ward 6 resident, aContinue reading “Beth Bacon FRESHFARM Foodprints Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Marion Babcock Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Hello,I speak to you today as a parent and the LSAT co-chair at the School Without Walls High School to address the staggering needs and the logistics thatContinue reading “Marion Babcock Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Grace Hu Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Good morning, I am a DCPS parent and the co-lead for Digital Equity in DC Education. We are a group of DCPS parents who have been advocating forContinue reading “Grace Hu Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Chairmen and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council, a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School, and aContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Betsy Wolf Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Good morning, Councilmembers, and thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Betsy Wolf, and I’m testifying as both a DCPS parent, and as anContinue reading “Betsy Wolf Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After the COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021          Thank you for holding today’s hearing on the important topic of our city’s public education system after the COVID-19 pandemic.    My name is Suzanne Wells,Continue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After the COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Follow up (Letter to Mayor Bowser): Our Students and Schools Need More Funding, Not Cuts

April 7, 2021 Dear Mayor Bowser, We are reaching out on behalf of Ward education councils and community leaders across DC to request a meeting with you where we can discuss your administration’s plans for restoring school staff positions that were eliminated in FY22 school budget allocations and investing more in schools that have greatContinue reading “Follow up (Letter to Mayor Bowser): Our Students and Schools Need More Funding, Not Cuts”

PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!

Dear DC School Community Members, It’s official! PARCC is canceled this year! Yesterday, the US Department of Education approved the waiver request submitted by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education.  Thank YOU ALL for your advocacy and support and thank you to the Ward Education Councils, PTO/LSAT and community leaders who helped getContinue reading “PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!”

Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets Cathy Reilly on Behalf of the Ward 4 Education Alliance April 2, 2021, 9:30am Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the DCPS local school budgets.  My name is Cathy Reilly and I am here testifying on behalf of the Ward 4Continue reading “Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”